1 November 10, 2019 St. Anthony of Padua Church Located at 49 South Street, P.O. Box 97, Litchfield, CT Our Lady of Grace Church Located at 715 Bantam Road, P.O. Box 427, Bantam, CT St. Thomas of Villanova Church Located at 71 North Street, P.O. Box 177, Goshen, CT
2 S. A P L, CT REV. ROBERT F. TUCKER, PASTOR Nicole Fritch, D.R.E. Caroline Ugurlu Lynn Whittaker, Music Director RECTORY: CCD Office: DAILY MASS: 8:00 A.M. VIGIL MASS: 5:00 P.M. SUNDAY MASS: 8:00 & 10:45 A.M. MUSIC DIRECTOR: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, :00 Howard and Mary Schmiedel, Sr. And Family By Ruth Keefe SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, :00 +Sandra Colangelo By Kaiser and Holm Families 10:45 For All Veterans Living and Deceased MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, :00 +Elizabeth Hax By Ron Hax Family TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, :00 +Michael Mortara By The Parsons Family WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, :00 Living and Deceased of Dranginis Family THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, :00 Deceased Priests, Brothers and Sisters of the Archdiocese FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, :00 For the Souls of Rev. Thomas Bennett, Leo Daly, Joseph P. Donahue SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, :00 pm +Ruth K. Schmiedel By Ruth Keefe SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, :00 People of the Parish 10:45 Living and Deceased of Tucker, Kenney, Nolan, Pilche, Kupcho families. Veterans Day, Heavenly Father watch over with your peace, good health, love and strength all those men and women who have served and are serving in our nation in the Armed Forces. Grant eternal life to those who you have called home to yourself. AMEN An Appreciative God During November, we should stop each day, not just Thanksgiving Day, to be grateful. We know God does not need our thanks or praise, but it should move us to a deeper relationship and understanding of His Power, Love and Glory. How often do you just thank God for life, for love, for any little thing that happened that day? Maybe think about using these words both to God and to neighbor. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO THANKS FOR MAKING THE WORLD BRIGHTER HEARTFELT APPRECIATION FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND HARDWORK THANKS FOR YOUR LOVE The History of Litchfield There are many families of Italian descent that are members of our church that descended from a small town in northern Italy Meldola. It is north of Florence and south of Venice and Padua. During the great migration from this area , over 800 people left the little town of Meldola and 535 listed Litchfield as their point of immigration. Why did they leave? The nationalization of Italy, economics, poor living condition, the decline of the silk industry and storms that hurt agriculture. Many came through chainmigration following family members and friends. One of the first was Francesco Fabbri who came in 1896 and thus other families arrived with his sponsorship and the chance of employment with his construction company. There were many opportunities here when it was the last stop on the Shepaug Railroad. The train station is still located on Russell Street and is the borough building and flower shop. Francesco Fabbri s business was across on West street in what is now the Yard and former Switzer Company. More to follow. Litchfield Ecumenical Service Monday, November 25th 7 pm, St. Anthony s Church
3 T S N 10, 2019 REGLIOUS EDUCATION CLASS: will be on Sunday, November 17th at 6 pm for Grades 912 The meeting will be held in the church, parent and child please attend. CLASS AT MASS (held twice a month 1st and 3rd Sunday of month during 10:45 am Mass): Children ages 310 who attend will participate in religious activities and lessons and make friends. (Older kids are welcome to come and help out). Lessons will focus on themes like love, faith, friendship and family. FALL BOOK CLUB: for Grades 58 will be held on November 10,17, and 24th, Book Selection Mr. Terupt. FAMILY ADVENT CALENDAR ACTIVITY: After the 8 am and 10:45 am masses on Sunday, December 1st. Registration is requirednicole at Jingle & Mingleat the Litchfield Community CenterIN SUPPORT OF LITCHFIELD JAZZ CAMP SCHOLARSHIPdrinks, dinner and musical eveningsaturday, December 7th for fun, entertainment mingle. BOOK CLUB: Wednesday, December 4th, 12 noon Manhattan Beach By Jennifer Egan HOLIDAY BEREAVEMENT GROUP at the Litchfield Community CenterTwo free groups Friday, November 15th and Friday December 13th at 9:30 am PLAN AHEAD: OCTOBER 13-22, 2020 THE HOLY LAND Join Father Tucker on his 50th Anniversary trip in the footsteps of Jesus with Mass each day in a Holy Place. Information at the Rectory, about $4,000 including everything. Spring Trip April 19May All Are Welcome A transatlantic crossing 14 night cruise on the Norwegian Dawn. All meals, beverages, dining, gratuities and flight home from Barcelona and round trip to and from NYC for $3,900. This will be a cabin and balcony on the 10th or 11th floor. Come get information at the Rectory. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 13th at 6 pm in the basement. This will be a final opportunity for this trip. All who have signed up please come. ST. ANTHONY S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #56 The Knights will be holding a bake sale after all mass the weekend of November 23rd and 24th. Come buy some delicious baked good for Thanksgiving! SUSAN B. ANTHONY WREATH SALE By the Daughters of Isabella Pickup will be available the weekend of Nov 23/24 in the basement of St. Anthony s Litchfield Schools are again collecting fresh fruit, and vegetables and Thanksgiving Dinner items for their annual Thanksgiving baskets. All food will be distributed to Litchfield residents. Please bring your donation to mass on Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th. The food will be picked up on Monday, November 25th after 9 am by the students. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Coffee Sunday, December 8th 8:30 am to 11:30 am Basement of the Church $20 donation per family Proceeds to benefit families in the Litchfield Area PET PICTURES WITH SANTA 12:00 1:00 PM ALSO THE WEEKEND OF 12/7 12/8 in the basement of the church H.O.M.E. will be selling their Maine-made wears after all masses. Second Collection This Weekend: Archdiocese Collection for the Military Services, USA and the spiritual care of approximately 1.8 million Catholic men, women and children in the Armed Forces. St. Anthony of Padua Church WEEKLY COLLECTION:....$4, nd COLLECTION:..$1, ALL SAINTS:...$ CANDLE:.... $146.00
4 S. T V G, CT DEACON JOHN MAFFEO (Summer time), CATE CORWIN (M & W 9:30-11:30 / T & Th 11:30-1:30) ; Sunday Mass at 9:15 am St Thomas Religious Formation Growing In Faith Together (GIFT). First Communion class will meet on Sunday, Nov. 17th 9th & 10th Grade Confirmation class will have their Emmaus Retreat starting Fri. Nov. 15th to Sat. Nov 16th Call Cate at if you have any questions or need more information on our Faith formation Program Please add the following people to your prayers Cathy Nygren Kit Kos Walter Horvay Barbara Harrington Stella Grace Seeger Debbie Cappa Julie Mitchell Marie Bate Goshen Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 24th With Father Fador at St Thomas of Villanova Church. Pot Luck Dinner will be at 6pm with Service at 7:00pm Poster Contest. Prizes for different age groups. Submit posters no later than Dec 15th. Judging will take place December 15th at the Parish Christmas Breakfast at St Thomas of Villanova Church. All meetings at 7:00 pm in Donahue Hall at St Thomas Church President, Dolores Marshall Ladies Guild Meeting Schedule: Meetings Wed. at 7:00PM in the Religious Ed Center unless stated otherwise Emmaus Retreat 2019 November 15th & 16th Calling ALL High School Students of the Parish to join us for our First Annual Emmaus Retreat November 15th & St Thomas of Villanova Church. We are also looking for Adults who would like to attend and see what Emmaus is all about. Join our experienced team from New Canaan Connecticut for a weekend of vibrantly enriching faith and personal discovery, guided by the powerful Emmaus story conveyed in Luke s Gospel (24:1325). To His unsuspecting companions, the man was just a traveler on the road to a town called Emmaus. Through their discussions with Him on that town road, however, their hearts were profoundly changed, their eyes were forever opened, and their lives burned with the meaning of God s love for each of us. Please Call Cate Corwin at and she will send you the paperwork to attend. Paperwork needs to be in by November 11th. St. Thomas of Villanova Church WEEKLY COLLECTION:$ 1, MILITARY COLLECTION:$ DONATIONS:$ ALL SAINTS COLLECTION:$ Thank You For Your continued Generosity.
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